I’ve just read in a German online magazine that Hans Riegel died today at the age of 90.

You are probably wondering who he was. He was the oldest son of Hans Riegel of Bonn, Germany.

If you look at the bold letters you can see the word HARIBO. Yes, his father invented those Haribo sweets. According to Wikipedia  Haribo made their first gummy bears in 1920.

Here is a German video about the Haribo story:

And here the first ever German Haribo TV ad:

And here a more modern ad with the all known catchphrase: Haribo macht Kinder froh, und Erwachsene ebenso (Which English people know as: Kids and grown-ups love it so – the happy world of Haribo)

If you’d like to read more about HARIBO, check out their website.

 

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2 Responses to Who was Hans Riegel?

  1. Christian says:

    I wish The United States was like the German market without artificial colors & flavors including that disgusting corn syrup! Because Germany doesn’t use that junk! Instead they use Natural Product’s!

    • Not everything in Germany is a natural product, but at least you have a choice. I’ve never been to the US, so can only reply on hearsay but it seems you don’t have much choice at all.

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